Auxiliary Plant Attendant

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SSE plc
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

Find out more on how we are putting Hydro at the heart of our Net Zero future here;

About the Role

Base Location: Dundreggan Dam, Nostie Bridge and Ceannacroc, Inverness

Salary: £23,730 - £27,174 depending on skills and experience + performance-related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

SSE Renewables Hydro operates and maintains over 1000MW of Hydro Generation and associated infrastructure. Our multi-disciplined Operations and Maintenance teams in Tummel West Section are responsible for the day-to-day operation, maintenance, and repair of our Hydro Generation plant to ensure it is kept in a safe and efficient state.

Some of your main accountabilities will include;

- Extensive involvement in routine works, such as maintenance, inspections and cleaning at power stations, dams, and buildings.

- Assisting the maintenance team to carry out minor repairs, servicing, and defect rectification.

- Low impact environmental manual recovery and optimisation of associated water catchment areas, consisting of tasks such as hill ditching, increasing storage capacity in small dams and clearing intake structures.

- Carrying out risk assessments, environmental and safety inspections, and reporting operational defects as they arise.

You'll also receive training to operate fixed Generation plant.

What do I need?

We are looking for a practical, enthusiastic person, with the ability to work under their own initiative as well as being part of a team.

To be considered for this role, we would also love you to have;

- Previous experience of civil or estate works, or have a background in forestry or farming.

- A good understanding of the outdoor environment, with demonstrable knowledge of civil maintenance works such as ditching, road repairs, building maintenance and general repairs.

- Due to the nature of the role you must be comfortable working outside in all weather conditions, and it may be necessary to carry out work out-with normal working hours when required.

- A full and valid UK driving licence is essential.

Applicants must reside, or be prepared to relocate, within 30 miles of the listed sites offered.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Andrew on 01738 275847 /

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.